A Better Understanding of Breast Cancer Risk: How to Find the Best Options for Individual Patients

Doctors must weigh numerous factors as they seek to identify and manage patients at high breast cancer risk. In this half-hour presentation, breast surgeon Karen Goodwin, DO, breaks these tasks down, not only clarifying elements such as family and personal history but offering usable risk-assessment tools as well as guidance on when genetic testing is appropriate. She covers preventive steps ranging from lifestyle modifications to risk-reducing drugs to surgery. Bonus: a look at other hereditary genetic mutations and what they actually mean.


March 16, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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Karen Goodwin, DO, FACS

Karen Goodwin, DO, FACS

Breast cancer surgeon

Dr. Karen Goodwin is a surgeon who specializes in breast diseases. Her focus is on breast conservation using oncoplastic techniques, which aim to remove cancer while preserving breast appearance and function. She performs these techniques ...

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